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IHSVCA Announces New President

The Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches Association is very pleased to announce that Bryan Paliza from Niles West High School in Skokie, IL will become the next President of the Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches Association (IHSVCA) effective June 10th, 2014.

 

"After interviewing Bryan on March 6th, the current officers of the IHSVCA believe that Bryan will bring tremendous enthusiasm and passion to his new position," commented current IHSVCA President Brother Paul Ickes, CFC. "Based on his vision statement presented to us, Bryan is committed to sustaining and growing current IHSVCA initiatives.  Moreover, we are confident that Bryan will lead new initiatives for the membership of the Illinois high school volleyball community as well as investigate new partnerships within the greater volleyball community."

Brother Paul Ickes Announcement

The IHSVCA wishes Brother Paul Ickes continued success in his future endeavors and a huge thanks for all of his contributions to our organization and the sport of volleyball here in Illinois.....

 

Ash Wednesday – March 5th, 2014 (My 50th Birthday)

                                                               

Good Morning Everyone-

 

Today, we embark on our Lenten journey toward Easter.  Today, I am speaking to you to make important announcements regarding my life’s journey.  Please, I ask you to wait until I’m finished speaking, and I ask you to please listen to my entire message.  OK?  Good!!!

 

So, here goes:  After much prayer, thought, and consultation with the Brothers, I am announcing two things today:

 

- First, I will be leaving ministry at Brother Rice High School at the end of this school year.  Simply put:  I turn 50 years old today, and I am completing 25 years of ministry in varied capacities at Brother Rice at the end of this school year.  I have had the amazing opportunity to spend literally half of my earthly existence as a Brother at Brother Rice High School.  More than anything, I will always cherish my time with you… the students, athletes, faculty, coaches, staff, parents, alumni, alumni parents- EVERYONE!  Thank you- you are the best!!!  

 

- Second, I have reached another decision in my life’s journey.  Before I say it, let me be crystal clear about this:  There is NO scandal here, NO ONE is forcing me to do anything, and I have made this choice myself.  AGAIN- I want to be crystal clear about this, OK?  Good!!!  I have asked the Brothers to be dispensed from my vows as an Edmund Rice Christian Brother which is scheduled to take effect sometime this summer.  My plan at present is to stay in the Chicago area to assist my recently widowed mother Janice, my older brother Mark, and my younger brother Bobby and his family, and to seek employment outside of Brother Rice utilizing my gifts and talents somewhere in our Church.  Although I may be “leaving the Brothers,” I have nothing but love, admiration, and respect for these men who have sacrificed everything to serve our Church- and in this case- serve our school.  The Brothers have greatly shaped me into the person that I am today, and for that, I will be forever grateful.  A part of me will always be a Brother no matter where my life takes me.

 

Why am I doing this?  Because I believe this is where God is leading me on my life’s journey.  Why make these announcements now, and why in this forum?  Because frankly, I believe, the last thing that Brother Rice High School needs right now is another crisis and the things crises on the ‘South Side’ of Chicago many times bring- false rumors, conspiracy theories, supposed plots, and the like.  Although the announcements I have made are incredibly difficult- believe you me- I truly feel that making these announcements now will help in a number of ways for everyone involved.  First, by announcing now, Brother Rice High School will have the time and the freedom to begin immediately searching for successors in my roles as Campus Minister and Head Volleyball Coach.  The students of Brother Rice High School deserve the absolute finest people to move both the Campus Ministry and Volleyball Programs here forward- because you are the absolute finest people I’ve been privileged to minister to and with!  Also, my announcements provide me and all of us time to grieve, to share and reminisce, to prepare for transitions, and to relish the remaining months I will be with you at Brother Rice High School as a Brother, Campus Minister, Peer Ministry Teacher, and Head Volleyball Coach.

 

Further communications will occur starting immediately to the rest of the Brother Rice Community repeating these announcements I have made today.

 

I promise not to be a stranger:  I have assured Dr. Burns and Mr. Antos that not only will I assist my successors in their new roles once they are named, but that I will remain involved in the Brother Rice Family as appropriate and as time allows. 

 

Lastly, one of the lessons of our Lenten journey- and I think the most important lesson in our Catholic faith- is that at the end of anything in our lives, including at the end of life itself, there is ALWAYS LIFE!  What a great thing- and Jesus is the model of this lesson by his own life.  The Paschal Mystery- Jesus’, Passion, Death, AND Resurrection- despite pain and suffering and even death, in the end… life is patiently waiting… Easter… Resurrection… Eternal Life!!  The cross just placed in ashes on your forehead by the Peer Ministers shows your belief in and your commitment to the Paschal Mystery- and this comes with tremendous responsibility.  While very cool I’ve always thought- forehead crosses traced in ashes- these crosses are not fashion statements.  My challenge to you now and always:  Embrace and live the Paschal Mystery- it’s never too late to start, or start again, or start over.  

 

Thank you for your time and attention today- I really appreciate it!!!  Thank you for your love.  Now and forever- I always have and I will always love you, Brother Rice High School, Blessed Edmund Rice, and the Brothers of our Founder and Namesake- Blessed Edmund Rice.

 

Please join me in a final prayer:  Blessed Edmund Rice… Pray for Us!  Mother of Perpetual Help… Pray for Us!  Live Jesus in Our Hearts… FOREVER!

Thanks!  

 

In Blessed Edmund Rice,

+ Brother Paul Ickes, CFC

2014 NCAA Men's Volleyball National Championships

 All matches @ Loyola University Gentile Arena

Men's National Championship Play in Games

Tuesday April 29th 6pm and 8pm

Single night tickets are $10 each

 

Men's National Semifinals

Thursday May 1st 6pm and 8pm

Men's National Championship

Saturday May 3rd 7pm

 

Ticket package for the Semifinals and Championship are $35 each

Go to NCAA.com for ticket orders.

IHSVCA/AVCA Coaches Conference
May 1, 2014




 

  

LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 22, 2014) - Registration for the 2014 AVCA Spring Conference opened today.  The conference, now in its seventh year, is scheduled for May 1-3 in Chicago at the Doubletree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Conference Center and Evanston Township High School.  The event is in conjunction with the NCAA Division I-II Men's Volleyball National Championship at Loyola University - Chicago.

The AVCA is offering exclusive, discounted pricing to Illinois High School coaches for the AVCA Spring Conference.  In addition to receiving discounted pricing to the AVCA Spring Conference, your registration will also include IHSVCA and AVCA membership dues for one year!

To receive this exclusive offer, you must use the code IHSVCASC14 when registering online or use the registration form attached to this email.

The AVCA Spring Conference will feature:

  • On-court and classroom presentations from the best college, high school and club coaches from the men's and women's side of the game
  • Networking receptions to socialize with your peers and top coaches in the sport
  • NCAA Men's Division I-II National Championship action
  • NEW!  Rise and shine "Sweatworking" sessions - group exercise classes to get an energizing start to your day!  Free for conference attendees.
  • Chicago!  Spring Conference attendees are encouraged to bring their families to enjoy the NCAA matches and other local attractions.

Registration Options Include:

 

Illinois High School Coaches

Early Bird - Full Registration
(Includes IHSVCA & AVCA membership)

$199

Early Bird - Saturday Only
(Includes IHSVCA & AVCA membership)

$99

Non-Coach Family Member/Spouse/Partner Pass
(Includes access to Friday & Saturday  nigh social functions only.  Per NCAA recruiting rules, prospect age children are not eligible for this pass.)

$25

NCAA Match Tickets - Full Session
(Includes both Thursday night semi-final matches & Saturday night Championship match)

$35

Hotel

The AVCA has a room block at the Doubletree by Hilton Chicago North Shore Conference Center.  In addition to serving as the Spring Conference headquarters hotel, the Doubletree will serve as host for the Thursday and Friday education sessions and the Friday evening networking reception.

The AVCA has negotiated a $129/night (plus tax) rate for single and double occupancy.  The hotels offers complimentary parking and complimentary internet in all guest rooms.  Book your room online using group code AVC or call the hotel directly at 847-679-7000.

For more information on the 2014 AVCA Spring Conference, please visit www.avca.org/chicago2014.

Questions?  Please email members@avca.org or call 866-544-2822.


 

  

                                                                                                                     

  


 

  

                                                                                                                     
 

  

 

  

                                                                                                                     
 

 


 

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On behalf of all of us at the IHSVCA, have a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
3RD ANNUAL IHSVCA BOYS VOLLEYBALL
ALL-STAR GAME - JUNE 2014
 
Date, Time, and Location TBA!
 
THE NOMINATION PROCESS WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF TBA:  REMEMBER:  1)  YOU MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE IHSVCA TO NOMINATE PLAYERS FOR THIS MATCH.  WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER?  GO THE THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THIS HOME PAGE TO REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE RIGHT NOW!!  2) ONLY SENIORS CAN BE NOMINATED TO PLAY. (IHSA RULE)
 
 PLEASE WATCH YOUR E-MAIL AND THIS WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS!
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Coming to Chicago in 2014 for the first time ever:  The NCAA Division I Mens Volleyball National Championships!!!
Keep an eye on the website for more details!
CLINIC - CLINIC - CLINIC!
 
This year, IHSVCA will NOT run a Winter Clinic.  In May, 2014, IHSVCA is teaming up with the AVCA and we will be part of the AVCA Spring Conference held at Loyola University Chicago.  Keep an eye on the website starting in January for many more details!!
 
WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE IHSVCA?  CLICK ON THE LINK AT THE TOP RIGHT PORTION OF THIS PAGE TO REGISTER AND PAY- ALL ONLINE!
 
Welcome to the website of the Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches Association!  
 
Congratulations to this year's IHSA Girls' Volleyball State Finals Place Finishers:
Last Year:
Boys:
Girls:
 
1A:
1st- Keith Country Day
2nd- Mount Pulaski
3rd- Tr-County Co-Op/ Kansas
4th- Vanmayer
 
2A:
1st- Deer Creek
2nd- Dakota
3rd- Riverdale
4th- Edwards County
 
3A:
1st- Wheaton St. Francis
2nd- Richmond-Burton
3rd- Centennial/ Champaign
4th- Jacksonville
 
4A:
1st- Benet Academy
2nd- New Trier
3rd- Mother McAuley
4th- Libertyville
 
 
 





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